Monotype in Red

monotype process, black and white design on red matt,

How to get more impact and drama into an art work?

A fast and simple method is to use black and white, with red.

Red, has Power!


monotype process, black and white design on red matt,
Monotype in Red,




This is the original monotype….

It is interesting.  Good design. Nice tonal values.  Good perimeter edges.

But,  I do much prefer the impact of the RED matt surrounding it as shown in the featured image.


monochrome monotype, field of flowers, art in black and white,
Monochrome Medley, Field of Flowers,



Have a quick look at the first post with the other presentation options from a couple weeks back,  Presentation Options   it will give you more ideas!





Published by debiriley

The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at and,

22 thoughts on “Monotype in Red

  1. Pleasantly surprised!!.just came in my browser..Do our thoughts touch?!!.my favourite combination Red, White and Black..I just got courage last night to post a “little creation, on my Facebook page!!. (Nothing like this artistry..infact, quite weird (a drawing) ..from last November..
    The point is least I am inspired SO MUCH by your WordPress ..
    Your Red matting is stunning, and uplifting..There is just soooo much to keep learning!!.
    Keeps a mind young ..!!.
    Wish I could fly you to CANADA. lol. . Your collections prove your (VOICE)!!. Joanne 🔴

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    1. Good evening Joanne, I’m quite happy you found this bold scarlet a winner ! Nothing meek or delicate on this one. When I read you are being inspired to Create… you know, it made my day! That is so lovely for you. Thank you, for sharing that with me😊

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  2. …in context..November/ December 2015 (snapped some iPad picture experiments!!.
    Again, Joanne


    1. Hi David, thank you! It is so amazing, isn’t it, how the whole image transforms. To see it in pink, and mint, and now this drama queen RED, gosh it’s just Fun! Enjoy your weekend😊

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    1. Thank you Andrew! All these positive Good thoughts and prayers do the trick, feeling pretty good. Really. A good surgeon is highly valued as well😉

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  3. They seem to be poppies, am I right?… I love the idea of switching colours, red in the background and black and white for the flowers. Beautiful, Debi… sending love & best wishes. 😀

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    1. thank you so much Aquileana! I didn’t have any specifics in mind…. but, yes they do look like poppies. So, Yes. They are poppies now! 🙂 I’m glad you liked this monotype. its one that I’ve tucked aside as a fav!! cheers, Debi

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  4. Debi, you made a great decision by adding the red matt here. Even the white matt with inner red line would create a strong effect here. The impact of Red is always so powerful, no matter how much or how little it appears in the painting!

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